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that, and i think mr. cantor, the majority leader, i do believe that mitch mcconnell and jon kyl all share the same view. we need the biggest spending cut possible. making sure that there are no tax increases on the table. >> bret: why haven't house republicans moved forward their own plan? >> we have a number of members who just don't believe they should ever vote to increase the debt ceiling. >> bret: how are you going to get anything through? >> i think it's pretty clear that there is one option. one option that our members are talking about that. is, and i brought it up with the president today. that is linking the increase in the debt ceiling to real enforcement mechanisms, real budget mechanisms. one of them being a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. most americans believe that washington bought ought to be balanced every year. there has been a big effort to get a balanced budget amendment passed. i think it's one of those ideas where if you could get two-third of the house, or two-third of the senate to support a balanced budget amendment, it would certainly ease t
but not taking part in the ames straw poll. jon huntsman is the same way. viewing iowa not necessary to his path. is that a dangerous move? >> i think is it very dangerous. if you look to the last cycle and think what happened with rudy giuliani and the guys that decided we can bypass the social conservative, a fool's game. you don't gain momentum. south carolina is sitting right there and south carolina is going to bring back the social conservative issues. by the way, rick perry is a guy who is strong on abortion. a guy who has a strong position in gay marriage and he appeals to the social conservative. if he is there with the money he's a major player. >> bret: agree? >> yeah, the potential is he invites somebody else to the dance not making a big play in iowa. if he made a big play and won it, won caucus, it could be over before it started. it makes strategic sense on one level that he dumps resources in there and had nothing to show for it except for embarrassment to overcome the rest of it there is a risk there from a front-runner to skip an early state. >> bret: we haven't talked about sa
the business savvy and know-how to right the country's economy, and put hi its fiscal budget in order. only jon huntsman has come out and said there needs to be a deal, embracing things that haven't been embraced by conservative republicans. they're all reluctant to take leadership and advocacy on this, with the compensation of bachmann. the speaker has had close calls putting the votes together, and presidential candidates don't want to be held responsible for that. >> bret: in fact, some of them have stayed away from the whole issue. mitt romney hasn't weighed n has he? >> he says he supports what boehner is doing, but refuses to take a position on the latest boehner compromise. romney, the rest of the field, really did sort of support the original cut, cap and balance proposal, but it's since been modified so many times over that it's almost as though they're punting on the attempts to keep up with the various different -- variations coming out. for romney particularly, he's been absent, and criticized for not taking a position as loud as he might. >> bret: okay, carl, thank you. just a few
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